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THE R.I. SUPREME COURT has ruled that the state is required to follow the same rules as private developers in a case related to the R.I. Department of Environmental Management's plans to build a $7.2 million Natural Resources Center Arcadia Management Area in Richmond and Exeter.

High court rules for towns in land use dispute with state

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The R.I. Supreme Court has overturned a lower court decision and ruled that the state is required to follow the same...

New vendor will modernize parking, update tech at R.I. surf beaches

PROVIDENCE – With a competitive bidding process wrapping up, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has announced the selection of LAZ Parking to manage...
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Five Questions With: Janet Coit

Janet Coit | Director, R.I. Department of Environmental Management 1. A recent survey showed that Rhode Island uses more salt per mile of road...
RHODE ISLAND is developing regulations for hydrofluorocarbons, a greenhouse gas common in commercial refrigeration, stationary and mobile air conditioning, heat pumps, foams and aerosols.

R.I. to regulate HFC greenhouse gases

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is preparing to regulate hydrofluorocarbons, a greenhouse gas common in commercial refrigeration, stationary and mobile air conditioning, heat pumps, foams...
A NEW REPORT found that Rhode Island's forest supported businesses that employed 4,800 workers in the state in 2016. / COURTESY AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND

Report highlights value of R.I. forests, proposes more conservation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s forests support 500 firms and 4,800 jobs in the forestry and woods-products sectors and generated an economic impact of $715...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has made $3 million in matching grants available for climate resiliency projects.

DEM announces availability of $3M for climate-resilience projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Wednesday said $3 million in matching grants is available for climate-resilience projects for government and...

RIDEM receives $130K grant from EPA to monitor and map wetlands

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has received $131,190 in Wetland Program Development Grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for state-led...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO'S Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget includes a $64 million “green bond,” $35 million of which would go toward projects at state beaches, parks and campgrounds./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOPBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo budget proposal calls for $64M green bond

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to make the largest investment in its state parks and beaches in 35 years under Gov. Gina M....
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has awarded $2 million in brownfields remediation and redevelopment grants. Above, the Westerly Higher Education Center and Jobs Skill Center, which received a $712,000 Brownfields Redevelopment Grant in 2015. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM awards $2M in matching brownfield grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management Friday announced $2 million in matching grants for the remediation and redevelopment of brownfields. The grants come...
THE DEM is seeking school to participate in a free program to remove and dispose of banned or unwanted laboratory chemicals.

DEM seeks schools for free laboratory chemical removal program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said Friday that is seeking more schools to participate in a program to remove and dispose...

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